A Study of Some Famous Hadiths concerning Ashura

Muhammad Sihhati Sardrudi

Ashura, the ۱۰th day of the blessed month of Muharram, marks the day when Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, the second son of Imam Ali and Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet, is martyred on the plains of Karbala near Kufa in Iraq.The present article deals with the Maqatil books (books in which the hadiths concerning the event of Karbala are narrated). Since these books contain some hadiths which are not reliable, the author of the present article tries to investigate and make it clear if they are reliable or not.

Key Words: Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, Maqatil, Ashura, Hadith Reliability.

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